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13th July 2014 Get on your High Nelly

High Nelly World Record Attempt

Venue: Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan

Date: Sunday 13th July 2014

If you are in possession of a High Nelly, be a part of history & help raise funds for cancer patients.

Contact: 086-1794000 Attracta Doherty Pink n' Gold Fund. Kevin Doherty recently visited the Museum and viewed the memorabilia relating to the local cycling clubs of the past.

Grandson of Captain Joseph Kavanagh visits Museum

Mr Joe O'Brien of Passage East revisits the Museum

Mr Joe O'Brien who is the grandson of Captain Joseph Kavanagh of the Fenian Ship "Erin's Hope" paid a return visit to the |Museum.
He is the retired Honoray Irish Consul in Nairobi where he now lives. Mr O'Brien previously donated a photograph of Captain Kavanagh to the Museum collection.

Joe O'Brien, Paud Ó Cuirrín, Nioclás Ó Gríofáin & William Fraher

Irish Georgian Society visit Museum

Visit by Georgian Society
Last week we were delighted to welcome members of the London chapter of the Irish Georgian Society to the museum. The group were staying at Lawlor's Hotel and were visiting heritage attractions in County Waterford. They were given a tour of the museum with particular emphasis on the artefacts and photographs associated with some of the county houses of west Waterford. The group were presented with an information pack on attractions in County Waterford, prepared by the staff of Dungarvan Tourist Office.

Members of the London Chapter of the Irish Georgian Society

Cumann Na mBan Exhibition and Theatre Event

Cumann Na mBan exhibition a tremendous success.

A very enjoyable night was had by the very large crowd that attended the official opening of the Cumann Na mBan exhibition on Thursday 8th. The exhibition was to commemorate the founding of Cumann Na mBan 100 years ago this year and to record the role women of Waterford city and county who were members of the Cumann. The Museum President, William Fraher, welcomed those present and referred to the fact that these stories were part of the hidden history of the role of women in Irish history.

He introduced Mr. John Quinlan, nephew of Pat and Thomas Keating who died at the Burgery Ambush. Mr Quinlan gave an insight and moving talk on the role of his family in the fight for independence. The audience then proceeded to the theatre where Mr. Tommy Mooney gave a powerpoint presentation on the history of the Cumann Na mBan. Local group Béaltaine performed some stirring songs throughout the evening and members of Dungarvan Dramatic Club brought to life extracts from contemporary letters written by Waterford members of CumannNa mBan. Eddie Cantwell prepared a continuous slide show of photographs throughout the performance.

In conclusion the President thanked the following for their assistance with the exhibition-Chrissie O'Connor Knight, Eddie Cantwell, the families who provided information on their relatives in Cumann Na mBan, Waterford County Museum staff, Deirdre Collender and Béaltaine, Dungarvan Dramatic Club, Tommy Mooney, Cal McCarthy, Dept of Arts Heritage & Gaeltacht, Andy Kelly, Helen Moynihan and Joanne Rothwell, Waterofrd Co. Archive. Mr Fraher stated that it was the intention of the Museum to place the information compiled for this exhibition on the museum website so that it would be available to all and be a fitting memorial to these brave Waterford women.

The exhibition will be on display for several weeks.

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